Postdoc Position in Immunoinformatics, Machine Learning and Proteomics hos University of Southern Denmark


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Associate Professor Veit Schwämmle and Assistant Professor Konrad Krawczyk) invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship within the field of bioinformatics to be filled as soon as possible, earliest by 1 September 2022, for a period of one year, extendible for another year. Application deadline: 15 August 2022.
The selected candidate will develop a proof of concept framework for detecting disease-specific antibodies in proteomics datasets. More specifically, the research project entails the analysis of millions of B-cell receptor sequences by machine learning to determine relevant antibody peptides for detection in proteomics datasets. These peptides will be confirmed by re-searching public and in-house proteomics data using modern identification algorithms.

Research environment

The Protein Research Group offers a strong international research environment in protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry and computational proteomics. Our computational proteomics efforts include the implementation of fully automated, reproducible state-of-the-art workflows, as well as the development of novel tools for statistical analysis, machine learning and quantitative functional proteomics.
The Computational Biology Group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science covers a range of multidisciplinary topics from biological data federation, genomics, network biology and immunoinformatics.
We are seeking outstanding candidates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, who are strong in written and oral communication (in English) and have documented experience in machine learning (in particular deep learning) and bioinformatics. Expertise in handling and understanding protein mass spectrometry data is an advantage, but not a requirement. The successful candidate will participate in independent research projects and assist in the supervision of undergraduate students.

Place of work:

Protein Research Group (Associate Professor Veit Schwämmle, veits@bmb.sdu.dk), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Computational Biology Group (Assisistant Professor Konrad Krawczyk, konradk@imada.sdu.dk), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are both located at the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark.
For further information please contact Veit Schwämmle, e-mail: veits@bmb.sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
The application must include the following:
  • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
  • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.
To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.
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